Given that H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act, was the most active bill on POPVOX this week, we decided to crunch some numbers related to the committee of jurisdiction on the bill. The House Judiciary Committee is currently considering the bill in a “mark-up”, which began in December and is set to resume next week when Congress returns.
Below is a chart of the input that Judiciary Committee members have received from their constituents through the POPVOX system.
A few observations:
As we always emphasize, POPVOX is not a poll. It is simply a sample of what Congress is hearing from constituents. The messages that are counted on POPVOX have been received by these Members through their official correspondence systems. (See: How We Deliver Messages). POPVOX brings transparency, efficiency, and accountability to that system.
If you plan to join the Anti-SOPA Blackout on January 18, you can turn your website or blog into an online action center by using free widgets from POPVOX. The POPVOX Write Congress widget lets your visitors send a message to their member of Congress without leaving your site. A POPVOX Comment stream widget streams comments directly on your site so you can see what others are saying. Or just pick up a POPVOX “button” to link to the bill action page and show a real-time POPVOX sentiment tally.
POPVOX widgets are customizable for any bill, any position. So whether it is SOPA, PIPA, NDAA, or any other abbreviation… just pick up the code, and build your movement.